Please remember to pre-book your visit to our Household Recycling Centres

Everyone visiting the Household Recycling Centres are required to pre-book their visit.
This is to minimise queues and congestion on site and to help keep everybody safe.

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Amber warning for hot weather from Wednesday 10th August at the HRC's

We are monitoring the weather forecasts for this week and we may need to close our HRCs early afternoon if temperatures are too high for the site staff to safely operate in, so we advise you make your booking as early in the day as possible.  We will update any changes here and on Gloucestershire County Council social media as soon as possible.

Food

         

When it comes to Christmas, food plays a huge part in our celebrations whether we love a full roast with all the trimmings or prefer turkey sandwiches on the sofa.

Did you know that around 270,000 tonnes of food will be wasted at Christmas time in the UK? This includes the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings and over 74 million mince pies. 

Have yourself a Merry Greener Christmas this year by reducing the amount of food that is wasted in your home through these 4 easy steps.

Storing

Storage containers in a fridge with vegetables in them.

Making sure your fridge is at the right temperature is really important when trying to make your food last. Your fridge should be around 3-5’c to help your cold goods last longer. If you’re not sure what temperature your fridge is, consider buying a fridge thermometer online and see how much food waste you can save! If you don’t want to buy a thermometer, test your fridge temperature by putting a bottle of water in over night and see if condensation forms quickly when you bring it out. If so, its about right!

Make the most of your freezer this Christmas to keep your food lasting longer. Here is a handy guide of what foods you can freeze easily if you’re running out of fridge and cupboard space. 

Page updated: 18/10/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire Recycles

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